Morgellons

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Morgellons

Morgellons Disease (MD) is a multi-system condition characterized by novel skin manifestations and insidious neurological and other systemic symptoms. The distinguishing characteristic of MD is the presence of microscopic subcutaneous fibers sometimes referred to as filaments within the skin. Lighted microscopy (60x min) enables visualization of these unusual fibers, often colored red, blue, white or clear, embedded in open skin lesions as well as their presence beneath completely intact skin.

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The Charles E Holman Foundation

The CEHF Mission Statement - To create awareness , and find factual knowledge about Morgellons Disease through: 1. Funding and sponsorship of empirical, scientific research; 2. Educating the medical community and the public; 3. Creating a patient support system; 4. Bringing accurate information to local, state and federal health agencies to enhance recognition for appropriate government action within their designated responsibilities and duties under the law.

Last Updated: 8 Nov 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Morgellons" for support, advocacy or research.

The Charles E Holman Foundation

The CEHF Mission Statement - To create awareness , and find factual knowledge about Morgellons Disease through: 1. Funding and sponsorship of empirical, scientific research; 2. Educating the medical community and the public; 3. Creating a patient support system; 4. Bringing accurate information to local, state and federal health agencies to enhance recognition for appropriate government action within their designated responsibilities and duties under the law.

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Last Updated: 8 Nov 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Morgellons" returned 3 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Exploring the association between Morgellons disease and Lyme disease: identification of Borrelia burgdorferi in Morgellons disease patients.
 

Author(s): Marianne J Middelveen, Cheryl Bandoski, Jennie Burke, Eva Sapi, Katherine R Filush, Yean Wang, Agustin Franco, Peter J Mayne, Raphael B Stricker

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Morgellons disease (MD) is a complex skin disorder characterized by ulcerating lesions that have protruding or embedded filaments. Many clinicians refer to this condition as delusional parasitosis or delusional infestation and consider the filaments to be introduced textile fibers. ...

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2015

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Hypnosis in the treatment of Morgellons disease: a case study.
 

Author(s): Ashley M Gartner, Sara L Dolan, Matthew S Stanford, Gary R Elkins

Journal: Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2011 Apr;59(2):242-9.

 

Morgellons Disease is a condition involving painful skin lesions, fibrous growths protruding from the skin, and subcutaneous stinging and burning sensations, along with symptoms of anxiety, depression, fatigue, and memory and attention deficits. The etiological and physiological bases ...

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2011

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Morgellons: contested illness, diagnostic compromise and medicalisation.
 

Author(s): Brian Fair

Journal: Sociol Health Illn. 2010 May;32(4):597-612.

 

The case of Morgellons illustrates how the emergence of a new medically contested illness intersected with and impacted on the diagnostic processes of an existing uncontested psychiatric condition, Delusional Parasitosis (DP). More specifically, the sociopolitical processes at play ...

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2010

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